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    Be Inspired at the Imperial War Museum London

    A short walk from Lambeth North tube station in the imposing and impressive Imperial War Museum, with huge military guns guarding the entrance. Originally homed in Crystal Palace from 1917, the idea was to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of the British Empire during World War I, before expanding to include all conflicts in which the British Commonwealth have been involved in since 1914. The museum moved to its current home in 1936, what used to be the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Southwark (also known as Bedlam, an infamous psychiatric hospital). Tribute and Sacrifice With the sheer number of young men that sacrificed their lives during…

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    Harry Potter Studio Tour

    I started reading the Harry Potter series in 2001 when the first four books were published. I read them so greedily, pouring myself into the pages and escaping into another world. I was captivated and truly enchanted. I never went as far as queuing up at midnight for the next book or dressing up for the upcoming film (which is totes fine btw), but I was and still am a huge fan of the universe. So naturally, when Warner Bros at Pinewood opened the doors to how the magic was made on the big screen, I definitely wanted to visit and see for myself. The Making of Harry Potter is located…

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    Tower Of London

    An impenetrable fortress on the north bank of the river Thames is the Tower of London. A long and multi-functional history since being built in 1066, the Tower has been a palace, a prison, an armoury, a royal mint, a treasury, a public records office and the home of the Crown Jewels. Most famously the Tower of London was a prison, with grisly rumours of torture. Some famous names during the medieval period were held and/or executed at the Tower, including Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII’s second wife), Guy Fawkes (gunpowder plot) and even Elizabeth I was imprisoned here.  A plague immortalises Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters, both in remembrance and as…

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    Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

    Kew Gardens are the world-renowned botanical gardens based in South West London. It is a bit of a journey from the city centre out towards Kew, but the gardens are well worth a visit. The commonly used image of Kew is its gigantic Palm House overlooking a large freshwater lake. This Victorian glass palace recreates a rainforest climate for some unusual species of palms (some growing as high as the glass house). Top Tip: it is hot and humid, so protect your camera! Kew prides itself on conservation and education, and one of its recent installations in a giant hive. Bumblebee numbers are in decline in the UK, and without…